Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Getting Away


David's birthday was a couple of weeks ago and I could not think of a tangible gift to give - but felt inspired to plan a night away for just the two of us! We did this one other year for his birthday, but I was pregnant with Samuel at the time if that tells you how long ago that was!

I kept it a surprise until the day before and we only went about 15 minutes from home to a neat B&B downtown. We used to go here for our anniversary dinner each year until they stopped serving dinner, but had never stayed there. It was so nice! And, what a treat to relax, enjoy quiet and just be together.




This was our home for the night - spacious and lovely! 



Not our room :) but more of the inside of the inn.





We enjoyed being hand in hand, some good food, a movie from the library and yes - a good magazine for me (book for David)







Hooray for a good sleep, a yummy breakfast fixed for us and a lovely morning breeze! We walked to the waterfront next ...







What a wonderful time! We should NOT wait another five years to plan something like this again!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful B&B. Wonderful of you to plan such a nice getaway!

Mom said...

So nice to see photos of this lovely getaway for the two of you! :) Love you, Mom

LynnMarie said...

Beautiful, Just beautiful!

angie said...

What a wonderful gift to give your husband.
This is something my husband and I need/want to do more often, too. We recognize the lasting value of time away together. But our predicament is childcare. We don't live near family. The same situation is limiting our date nights. My son is 13 and taller than most sitters we would hire. But we are not comfortable with he and our daughter staying home together in the evening. It is just for a "season", so we have tried to start having date lunches when possible.

Sun Valley Homestead said...

What a beautiful time you had. Thank you for sharing a bit of it with the rest of us.

Blessings,
Connie

Leanne said...

loved your pics!! what a great way to surprise your husband...

Kim said...

Looks like a lovely time of rest and rejuvenation for you both!

Mary Ann said...

That looks so nice! What a wonderful birthday gift for him!

Andy surprised me last Valentine's day with an overnight trip to a B&B. It was so sweet and a very nice time!

Rhonda said...

thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures, nope, don't wait 5 years for the next one.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI Monica,
Oh wow...I'm so glad that you and your husband could have some time alone together. That B&B is beautiful!!! Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Shelby said...

Lovely, just lovely Monica. So nice to surprise him with a little getaway.

Grace said...

These pictures make me feel relaxed! So glad you had a night away with just the two of you.

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL, Monica!
So glad you and David had this fun and relaxing getaway. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
Love you, Grandma

Nikki said...

That looked wonderful! My hubby and I went away for a night to the mountains for our anniversary a few days ago. It had been over 3 years for us since we had been away together. I came home refreshed and ready to give more of myself to him, our 4 children, and our home.